Slow Cooker Red Beans

Rinse and sort the beans, picking out any rocks and bad beans. Soak overnight, or in a large pot, bring to a boil for 10 minutes and let soak for 30 minutes. For each pound of beans you will need: … Continue reading

Crockpot Cooking: Navy Beans with Ham (aka Senate Bean Soup)

My Mom used to make this all the time, and I’m guessing her mother made it pretty often, too. I’m just keeping up with tradition. The original Senate bean soup has 2 cups of mashed added at the end as … Continue reading

Crockpot Cooking: Beef & Barley Stew

If you are looking for a hearty beef stew like Grandma used to make, this might be the ticket.  I like to make a batch of Beef & Barley Stew at least once each winter.  The memorable flavor that results … Continue reading

Lemony Green Lentil and Arborio Rice Soup

One can never have too many versions of lentil soup.  Here’s one that will brighten a chilly day. I started this in the stove to saute the onions, then transferred it to the slow cooker and let it cook for … Continue reading